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Sue K. Goebel has been a member of the faculty at Colorado Mesa University since 1998 and has taught a variety of courses throughout the curriculum. She currently teaches Health Assessment Across the Lifespan, and Senior Capstone; she delights in being with the student nurses in both their first and final semesters. To witness their growth and development in nursing is rewarding and she recognizes the future of nursing is alive and well.

Along with her teaching as a tenured faculty member, she currently practices as an nurse practitioner at an integrative medicine center, and as a sexual assault nurse examnuer (SANE) for western Colorado. Her ongoing clinical practice as an NP and a SANE provide a rich source of currency in the BSN program's core competencies of assessment, communication, technical skills and critical thinking classroom; the shared experiences of her clinical practice bring nursing to life in the classroom.

Sue's nursing has always had at its center an appreciation for holistic nursing being able to combine homeopathic, integrative practices with traditional allopathic medicine. Her special interests include sexuality, caring as a science and working with vulnerable populations. Particularly rewarding to her is being able to touch the future by helping student nurses learn how to learn; to be able to take information and make it their very own knowledge as they prepare to practice as professional nurses.

Her professional memberships include National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Family and friends, all God's creatures great and small, laughter and pickleball are some of Sue's favorite things.

Selected Publications

Chapter 17 Reproductive System and the Perineum in Wilson, S. and Giddens, J. (2022) Health Assessment for Nursing Practice (7th Ed) Elsevier: USA.

Chapter 20 Assessment of the Pregnant Patient in Wilson and Giddens (2022) Health Assessment for Nursing Practice (7th Ed) Elsevier: USA

Chapter 21 Sexuality in Giddens, JF (2022) Concepts for Nursing Practice (3rd Ed) Elsevier: USA.

Service Work

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - Mesa County and surrounding area